Biography

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10th Feb. 1805 of God fearing parents Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil of the Syro-Malabar Church, at Kainakary, near Allappuzha, Kerala.

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Biography

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10th Feb. 1805 of God fearing parents Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil of the Syro-Malabar Church, at Kainakary, near Allappuzha, Kerala.

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News & Events

3rd Mannanam Bible Convention

  Date: 11/11/19 മാന്നാനം വിശുദ്ധ ചാവറ തീര്‍ത്ഥാടനകേന്ദ്രത്തില്‍ ദിവ്യകാരുണ്യ ആത്മാഭിഷേക ബൈബിള്‍കണ്‍വന്‍ഷന്‍ നവംബര്‍ 20 മുതല്‍ 24 വരെ…

Cardinal Visits and Praying at the Tomb

His Beatitude George Cardinal Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, Visits and Praying at…

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelky

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelky Archbishop of Cologne ( Germany) offering Holy Mass at the Tomb…

January 3rd Feast day

Newly ordained Priests at the Tomb of St. Chavara after the Holy Mass on January…

214th Birth Anniversary

214th Birthday functions of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara

214th Birth Anniversary

Historico-Cultural Seminar associated with the 214th Birthday celebrations of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara is inaugurated…

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Important Feast Day's

Jan 3  – Feast of St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Feb 10 – Birth Day of St. Chavara -Ezhuthiniruthu (Initiation to Letters)

Third week after Easter– Feast of St. Joseph and – Nalpathumani Aradhana(40 Hours Adoration)

May11–  Kallittaperunnal-Foundation Day of CMI Congregation

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Milestone

1805  February 10 – Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born at Kainakary

1805, February 18 – Baptized at Chennankary Church

1827 – Received the sub-diaconate

1828 – Received the diaconate

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Historical Importance of Mannanam

The Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first extant indigenous Congregation in India was founded on 11 May, 1831. The Founding Fathers were Fr Thomas Palackal, Fr Thomas Porukara and St Kuriakose Elias Chavara. On 8th December 1855

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Postage Stamp

The commemorative postage stamp of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was released by the then President of India Mr. R. Venkataraman on Sunday, the 20th December 1987, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road.

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